7 - 9 APR 2017

LONDON PORN FILM FESTIVAL 7-9 APR

7 Apr 2017 5:00 PM

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We want to be able to see, share and show more sex positive films within our Queer Community!

So, inspired by Berlin Porn Film Festival, some of us involved in Wotever World got together and created London Porn Film Festival. Over the years we always sold out the porn screenings at Wotever DIY Film Festival, and we did about Five very successful Queer Experiments with Queer Porno as a theme, and the latest one was held at Horse Hospital, and they wanted to do more like it as did we, So, time is right, Let’s do this!

Programme

Programme 1: A Thousand Queer Sexualities

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Sexuality on film, as much as off it, is so much more than mainstream society gives credence to, harbouring a complexity that can’t be contained in a few set categories. In this programme, we feature films that span a breadth of erotic possibilities, and at the same time subverts them and swerves past the easy answers. From breath play as caress to the deep spirituality of blood play, from giggling dominance to the intoxication of television, this selection of films will educate, inspire and expand your mind as to what sexuality can be. CW: Pain, Blood.  Length 100 mins

Bald, Love & Blood Amaury Grisel France
Being Arabelle’s Ashtray Nenetl Avril US
Breathtaking Morgana Muses Germany
Netflix and Chill Finn Peaks UK
Please May I Come, Mistress Pandora Blake UK
Since You Asked nicely Ms Naughty Australia
Smack W.Germondari / M.L.Spagnoli Italy
Vital Signs Gala Vanting Australia

Screening

7 April 22:30 Tickets HERE

9 April 20:00 Tickets HERE

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Programme 2: Fantastic Voyages

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Enough with the gritty realism! This is porn where only the imagination sets the limits, where the settings are worlds fantastically different from our own, bringing in far-fetched tropes of science fiction, comics, action comedy and absurdist circus. What would sex be like between superheroes and supervillains using their superpowers? What about if sexual memories could be hacked into the human brain and used for population control? What would rebellion look like then? Let us bring you on fantastic voyages to places you never thought possible. Length 108 mins

Hanna & the Keta-Boys Theo Meow Germany
Heartbreaker vs Obscura Lily Cade US
Neurosex 3 Eric Pussyboy Germany
Party Favours Abigail Gnash Germany

Screening

7 April 15:00 Tickets HERE

9 April 17:30 Tickets HERE

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Programme 3: Porn in Art in Porn

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How beautiful and overwhelming an art experience can porn be? Visual art has spent centuries skirting the edges of sexuality, hinting and suggesting instead of tackling it head on. But what would happen if that boundary was broken through? What truths lie on the other side, about humanity, politics, bodies and our view of beauty, once the veil of self-censorship is gone? This selection of films expertly melds the language of video art, dance film and live art with queer pornography to break new ground, unstable, sublime, unsettling and refusing to let go. Length 54 min

Crystal Clear Max Disgrace UK
Immersed Ms Naughty Australia
Insight Lidia Ravviso Italy
Pressed Flowers Blath Blossom UK
Skin May and Roy di Paul Brazil
Slowdance Harvey Rabbit US/Germany
TransAction KAy Garnellen Germany

Screening

7 April 20:00 Tickets HERE

8 April 15:00 Tickets HERE

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Programme 4: All Sex is Political

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We live in a world where not everyone’s sex is allowed to be equal. A range of intersectional power structures work in tandem to sharply divide sexuality between what is considered normal, versus immoral and pathological. In the UK, harsh, unfair pornography laws are explicitly constructed to exclude a range of queer sexual practices. To challenge this, porn can serve as a critical voice, and this selection of films tackles politics on head-on – strong voices speaking out, in everything from angry lust-challenges to the colonial world order, to giving power to each other in queer communities. Length 75 mins

36-Year-Old Virgin Skyler Braeden Fox Germany
Dear Jiz Ms Naughty Australia
Fuck the Fascism Maria Basura Chile/Spain/Germany
Having My Cake Morgana Muses Germany
Not Every Princess Needs a Prince Alexandra Penelope United Kingdom
Pansexuals Erika Lust Spain
See Me Ms Naughty Australia

Sceening

8 April 17:30 Tickets HERE

9 April 15:00 Tickets HERE

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Programme 5: Kick-Ass Love

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Sex is fun! Sex is energy! Sex is mutuality, chemistry, exchange, empowerment! This selection of the festival’s most fabulous and high-octane films shows sexuality that’s anything but boring, a world filled with love, ropes, boxing gloves, glitter, body hair, orgasms, joy and beauty and laughter. From fighting cyberpunk lesbians to inventive threesomes, these films are sure to put a smile on your face and a tingle in your belly. Because everyone should have the opportunity to have a fabulous, powerful and exciting sex life if they want to. Length 88 mins

Bed Party Shine Louise Houston US
Fauni Thighs Charlie Forrest UK
Girls Fight Club Erika Lust Spain
Pink Shiver Clit Coppola Denmark
Queer as in Fuck You Pandora Blake UK
Trinity Ms Naughty Australia

Screening

7 April 17:30 Tickets HERE

8 April 22:30 Tickets HERE

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Programme 6: Show

With a little help from our friends and lovers we create a saucy Queer Cabaret specially designed to fit the ethos of this special film festival. When we are on stage we can be more ourselves….. Length 90 mins

SHOW 8 April 20:00 Tickets HERE

Plus,

Party

East London Saturday Night Party,

Tickets & Info TBC

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Access: The Horse Hospital is wheelchair accessible to an extent. However, accessible toilet facilities are only available off the main site. Read a thorough review of the accessibility of the site here: http://www.thehorsehospital.com/about/visiting/accessibility/

All filmmakers, as part of the submission process, have been asked to supply both audio description and subtitles for all their films. Audio description listening equipment will be available on request during the screening.

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OUR STATEMENT

The London Porn Film Festival is a new space for people who want to celebrate their sexuality on screen. We welcome filmmakers of every kind, who are exploring sex in all its incarnations. As queer organisers actively challenging narrow definitions of porn, we take our inspiration from the Berlin Porn Film Festival, which has fostered a dynamic space for sex workers, porn performers, porn producers and other creatives to challenge and explore our understanding and enjoyment of sex. And, after several years of sell-out porn screenings at the Wotever DIY Film Festival, the time is right for London to have its own festival and to maintain a strong resistance against the insidious conservative agenda that polices some bodies (and not others) and enforces a sterile, unreflective and often misogynistic notion of what constitutes healthy relationships, love and fucking.

We value porn as an art form that is able to question and challenge the power structures that limit our sexual expression. Radical queer porn has not settled as an art form – it straddles the borders of visual art, performance art, erotica, political activism and many other genres – making it a unique vehicle for presenting new and radical ideas of sexuality. Beyond that, it can influence and re-shape our notions of politics and society. London Porn Film Festival exists as a place to re-learn our notion of porn; to explore, re-imagine, embrace and re-consider the boundaries of filmmaking itself – where sex and filmmaking meet without borders.

We endorse a festival that is wilder, bigger, better (wetter!) and more creative. The time is right – let’s do this!

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